Auction 28.02.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 28.02.1996

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An unused/mint and used range including Australia 1914-20 4d. lemon-yellow...

An unused/mint and used range including Australia 1914-20 4d. lemon-yellow mint, 1915 2nd. wmk. 9d. and 1/- mint, 1918-20 ½d. mint with thin "1" in fraction at right , 1918-23 1/4d. (2) mint, 1923-24 6d. chestnut mint interpanneau pair with leg of kangaroo broken , 1927 perf 14 1/6d. mint, 1932

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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An unused/mint and used range including Ascension 1922 2/- mint and used...

An unused/mint and used range including Ascension 1922 2/- mint and used, and 1924 2/- mint; Basutoland 1933 ½d. to 5/- mint; Bechuanaland 1887 5/- and 10/- unused with some gum, and 1888 1/- on 1/- unused with part gum; British East Africa 1896-1901 ½a. to 5r. mint (small faults); Cape of Good Hope

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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A mint and used miscellaneous range including Aden 1937 Dhow ½a. to 2r...

A mint and used miscellaneous range including Aden 1937 Dhow ½a. to 2r. mint; Bahrain 1938-41 1r. to 25r. mint (two of each); Brunei 1906 1c. to 25c. unused, 1922 Exhibition 50c. mint (3, one with broken "N") and $1 mint (2, both with broken "N") and used (2, one with broken "N"); Burma 1938-40 1p

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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An unused/mint and used range including Canada 1897 Jubilee ½c. to 50c...

An unused/mint and used range including Canada 1897 Jubilee ½c. to 50c. with additional 15c. mint and 50c. used, 1898 Imperial Penny Postage 2c. unused imperforate vertical pair, 1903-12 20c. and 50c. (2, one without gum) unused with some gum (small faults), 1908 Tercentenary set mint (2 sets

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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An unused/mint and used range including Antigua 1886 CA 1/- mint and 1932...

An unused/mint and used range including Antigua 1886 CA 1/- mint and 1932 Tercentenary 5/- used; Bahamas 1902-10 CA 1d. to 5/- mint and 1912 #1 mint; Barbados 1892 ½d. imperforate plate proof in dull purple and carmine and 2/6d. blue-black and orange mint with inverted watermark; Barbuda 1922 ½d. to

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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A miscellaneous range including British Levant 1885 80pa. on 5d. with small...

A miscellaneous range including British Levant 1885 80pa. on 5d. with small part gum and 1893 40pa. on ½d. used (2, one on small piece); Cyprus 1880 (Apr.) 1d. Pl.220 unused with part original gum (some lightly foxed perfs) and 4d. sage-green (2) unused with some gum, 1882 CC 30pa. on 1pi. used (two

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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unused Antigua 1922 Script #1, Bahamas 1930 Tercentenary set (gum toned...

unused Antigua 1922 Script #1, Bahamas 1930 Tercentenary set (gum toned), Cayman Islands 1908 MCA 4d. and 1935-36 ¼d. to 10/-, Montserrat 1932 Tercentenary set and St. Kitts-Nevis 1923 Tercentenary 5/-, fine mint. Cat. #638

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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unused 1862 no watermark, rough perf. 14 to 16, 6d. blue-green unused with...

unused 1862 no watermark, rough perf. 14 to 16, 6d. blue-green unused with small part original gum, centred to lower left; a few tiny ink marks clear of design otherwise fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1987). S.G. 1, #800. Photo

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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used 1924-33 ½d. to 3/- with additional 1d., 2/- and 3/-; the 4d. a little...

used 1924-33 ½d. to 3/- with additional 1d., 2/- and 3/-; the 4d. a little faded otherwise fine used, five are on piece. S.G. 10-20, #545

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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used -- 6d. ultramarine showing retouched "E" ; very light corner crease at...

used -- 6d. ultramarine showing retouched "E" ; very light corner crease at top right otherwise fine and lightly cancelled. Very scarce. S.G. 9a, #500. Photo

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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1915-28 Kangaroo 3rd. watermark, 2d. (12 mint; 15 used), 2½d. (5 mint; 6...

1915-28 Kangaroo 3rd. watermark, 2d. (12 mint; 15 used), 2½d. (5 mint; 6 used), 3d. die I (4 mint; 8 used) and die II (10 used), 6d. blue (2 mint; 16 used), 6d. chestnut (10 mint; 4 used), 9d. (2 mint; 10 used), 1/- (4 mint, one with sideways wmk.; 8 used), 2/- brown (1 mint; 6 used), 2/- maroon (1

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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1918-20 multiple wmk. ½d. (28 mint, one with "1" in fraction at right...

1918-20 multiple wmk. ½d. (28 mint, one with "1" in fraction at right thinner; 17 used, one with "1" in fraction at right thinner), 1d. (7 mint; 5 used), 1½d. black-brown (3 mint, one with inverted wmk.; 10 used, one on thin paper) and 1½d. red-brown/chocolate (4 mint; 20 used), some with plate

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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1924 single wmk. 1d. (16 mint; 20 used), 1½d. (60 mint; 126 used), 2d. (3...

1924 single wmk. 1d. (16 mint; 20 used), 1½d. (60 mint; 126 used), 2d. (3 mint; 4 used), 3d. (9 mint; 4 used), 4d. (1 mint; 3 used), 4½d. (6 mint; 10 used), multiple wmk. 1d. (2 mint; 6 used) and no wmk. 1d. (18 mint; 2 used) and 1½d. (7 mint; 6 used); a useful range with many plate varieties and

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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1931-36 ½d. (11 mint; 1 used), 1d. (20 mint; 28 used), 1½d. (2 mint; 2...

1931-36 ½d. (11 mint; 1 used), 1d. (20 mint; 28 used), 1½d. (2 mint; 2 used), 2d. (14 mint; 2 used) 4d. (3 mint; 4 used) 5d. (1 mint; 13 used) and 1/4d. (1 mint; 2 used), condition mostly good to fine

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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unused -- 10/- grey and pink, centred to left, fine mint. S.G. 136, #250. Photo

unused -- 10/- grey and pink, centred to left, fine mint. S.G. 136, #250. Photo

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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unused 1932 Bridge set of four, fine mint. S.G. 141-144, #375

unused 1932 Bridge set of four, fine mint. S.G. 141-144, #375

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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used -- ditto, fine used. Cat. #180

used -- ditto, fine used. Cat. #180

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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used -- 5/-, centred slightly to foot, fine used. S.G. 143, #180

used -- 5/-, centred slightly to foot, fine used. S.G. 143, #180

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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unmounted mint Block of Four 1950 Arms #2 green, a lower left corner block...

unmounted mint Block of Four 1950 Arms #2 green, a lower left corner block of four with Authority imprint, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 224d, #440

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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Maps (2) of the Bahamas and San Salvador from "Description de l'Univers" by...

Maps (2) of the Bahamas and San Salvador from "Description de l'Univers" by Manesson and Mallet, published 1683-86

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1802 (7 Dec.) entire to London, rated "1/6" and showing a superb...

cover 1802 (7 Dec.) entire to London, rated "1/6" and showing a superb strike of straight-line "BAHAMAS" h.s. (Type B1), fine. The earliest recorded Bahamas handstamp. Photo

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1809 (1 May) entire to London, rated "2/-" , showing a very fine...

cover 1809 (1 May) entire to London, rated "2/-" , showing a very fine strike of straight-line "BAHAMAS" h.s. (Type B1) in brownish black with red arrival d.s. on reverse, fine. Photo

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1820(c.) entire (slightly cut down at left) showing poor...

cover 1820(c.) entire (slightly cut down at left) showing poor straight-line "BAHAMAS" h.s. (Type B1); 1823 entire showing similar straight-line h.s.; 1837 (11 Nov.) entire letter showing arrival handstruck "3" (deleted) and "2"; 1841 (Feb.) entire showing on reverse arrival straight-line "SHIP

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1831 (25 Jan.) entire from Turks Island to London, rated "2/2...

cover 1831 (25 Jan.) entire from Turks Island to London, rated "2/2" , showing a good to fine strike of straight-line "BAHAMAS" h.s. (Type B1) with red arrival c.d.s. on reverse, fine. Photo

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1841 (9 Jan.) missionary entire to London, rated "1/-" and showing...

cover 1841 (9 Jan.) missionary entire to London, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, superb straight-line "BAHAMAS." h.s. (Type 4), fine. Rare. Photo

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1843 (25 Mar.) entire to London, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse...

cover 1843 (25 Mar.) entire to London, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, a good to fine strike of "NASSAU-NEW PROVIDENCE" double-arc d.s. (Type N1). Photo

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1847 (20 Mar.), 1850 (3 Oct.) and 1855 (13 July) entires to London...

cover 1847 (20 Mar.), 1850 (3 Oct.) and 1855 (13 July) entires to London, rated "1/-" (showing manuscript "Postage not paid" on face), "1/-" and "6" respectively, each showing on reverse "BAHAMAS" double-arc d.s. with codes "C", "B" and "A" respectively; the second entire is from Governor's Harbour

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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cover 1851 (26 June) missionary entire from Turks Islands to London, rated...

cover 1851 (26 June) missionary entire from Turks Islands to London, rated "1/4" and showing fine "BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER" h.s. with, on reverse, Bahamas double-arc d.s. (code "B"); a filing endorsement just encroaches on address panel. Rare. Photo

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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Proof 1d. in carmine-lake, good margins, fine; with gum that does not...

Proof 1d. in carmine-lake, good margins, fine; with gum that does not belong. Scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (1969). Photo

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Feb 1996

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Proof 1d. pair on India paper, design just touched at top left and some...

Proof 1d. pair on India paper, design just touched at top left and some tone marks on reverse not affecting appearance

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 28 Feb 1996